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Old 20-12-2016, 10:56 PM
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Default Breeding seasons and hunting seasons overlap

With the breeding season seemingly only just over and young eyasses just gathering their life skills in the field, the new breeding season is already well and truly underway.
Here is our first hatched eagle of the season. Hatched today, two days early at 51 days. 15 days incubation under the parents, and 36 days in a Turn-X. No fuss, no drama. It should go back to parents on Friday or Saturday, but we'll hold off a few extra days until the forecast storms and extra low temperatures have past.

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Congratulations,vereauxs?
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Old 21-12-2016, 07:39 AM
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Congratulations,vereauxs?
Martial Eagle Chris.
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congratulations ,thatll pay the rent

Do you think they're genetically predisposed to have eyasses in line with the African summer ?
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congratulations ,thatll pay the rent

Or make next winter interesting 😉

do you think they're genetically predisposed to have eyasses in line with the African summer ?
I am not sure Shaun. As you look across the vastness of Africa, you can find them breeding in virtually every month of the year. Ours make eggs now, but my friend about 70 miles away has a pair that produce in April!
I think it is a mistake to try to generalise or pigeon hole their breeding cycles or strategy.

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Growing nicely.
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Well done Barry, what is the time to penning for male and female?
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Well done Barry, what is the time to penning for male and female?
We are honestly can't say from experience - we haven't had one fledge before. This one is female (DNA from the egg) and is now just on 6 1/2 weeks old. Looking at it today, I would guess at least another 6 weeks to penning, but probably a little longer. From observations on wild birds, fledging should occur at around 99 - 100 days old. We'll take her at around 9 or 10 months old and put her on her own for a couple more months before taking her up for training. We are also currently looking at buying in a juvenile male as a future breeding partner for her. If we secure it, we'll put them together during that 2 month period, then moult them together each year until breeding age.
I honestly haven't been this excited about a new hunting partner for many a long year! She might even get my mind of goats

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We are honestly can't say from experience - we haven't had one fledge before. This one is female (DNA from the egg) and is now just on 6 1/2 weeks old. Looking at it today, I would guess at least another 6 weeks to penning, but probably a little longer. From observations on wild birds, fledging should occur at around 99 - 100 days old. We'll take her at around 9 or 10 months old and put her on her own for a couple more months before taking her up for training. We are also currently looking at buying in a juvenile male as a future breeding partner for her. If we secure it, we'll put them together during that 2 month period, then moult them together each year until breeding age.
I honestly haven't been this excited about a new hunting partner for many a long year! She might even get my mind of goats

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Great stuff Barry, be sure to keep us abreast of her development, and one more thing, Never forget the Goats
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Young Martial growing nicely, and Verreauxs joining the party.
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